Final Update: First of all, I want to thank everyone who donated for their generosity. It has been great to see the community come together over an issue as important as this one. I’ll be untagging this post now that the jersey draw is complete (congratulations to Janette, you’ve got an email from me).
We raised a total of $1,802 through 112 donations. That’s awesome!
Feel free to continue to donate and email me if you want a sticker, I’ll do that for as long as the GoFundMe will take your money. Thanks again.
Update: The San Jose Sharks donated a 2015-16 team signed teal jersey to help with the fundraising efforts. This generous donation will be awarded to one donating reader at random. To be eligible to win the jersey, please make a donation of at least $5 to the Go Fund Me page. You will also receive a sticker.
Once you’ve made your donation, please email email@example.com with a screenshot verifying that you made a donation and your address. I’m setting the deadline for the jersey at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, June 27. I’ll keep sending these stickers out until I’m broke.
If you’ve already donated: You’re automatically entered into the jersey drawing.
Thanks to the Sharks for showing their commitment to the LGBT community with their generosity.
Tonight, the San Jose Sharks play the Pittsburgh Penguins in game six of the Stanley Cup Final. That game, while certainly very important to us all as hockey fans, pales in comparison to the absolutely monstrous act committed in Orlando early this morning.
In an effort to help those affected by this tragedy, Fear the Fin will be donating $1 for every shot on goal tonight to a Florida Equality-run Go Fund Me. Additionally, for every $5 donation made by a Fear the Fin reader will be sent a Fear the Fin sticker. Please email a screenshot of your donation confirmation page and your address to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get you your sticker.
At a time like this, it’s important for us to come together to help those that need it. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the LGBT community around the world, but more importantly we need to act to help those affected while working to ensure a tragedy like this can’t happen again.
Full disclosure: As a straight, white man I’m by nature a step removed from this tragedy. If there’s a way I can make this site a more safe, comfortable experience for members of this community, please contact me. This is something I take very seriously and I want to know when I’m not doing enough, or doing something directly harmful.